French president's hairdresser 'paid 10000 euros a month'

17 Juillet, 2016, 05:10 | Auteur: Lynn Cook

The arrests concerned the attacker's "close entourage", the sources said, and were made in two different areas of Nice.

The French government is struggling to introduce reforms in a bid to boost the stagnant economy, which is expected to grow by just 1.1% this year.

"He carried out the operation in response to calls to target nationals of states that are part of the coalition fighting Islamic State".

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, was unstable and sometimes violent, his father in Tunisia told RTL. "He wasn't very nice".

Shortly after the attack on Thursday evening, French authorities said the incident was being investigated as terrorism.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins Bouhlel said the attacker had a history of petty crimes prior to Thursday's attack.

In an open letter published on the Nice Matin newspaper's website, he denounced France's current Socialist leadership as "incapable".

The Health Ministry said 121 people remained in hospital, including 30 children.

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee's hair has always fascinated - often more than his pronouncements: Commenting on a live television interview Trump did with MSNBC on the campaign trail last year, The Daily Beast noted that "the once marmalade-colored locks of his one-of-a-kind hairstyle had become a muddled mess of silver and faded blond".

After the attach, Hollande extended for three months the state of emergency put in place after multiple extremist attacks in and near Paris on Nov. 13. On Saturday Cazeneuve called on "patriotic citizens" to become reservists to help relieve exhausted security forces.

For a president who had promised, in the midst of his election campaign, to be a "normal" president - as opposed to the flashier public image of his opponent, Nicolas Sarkozy - 9,985 euros would seem quite the bling-bling expense.

The contract, pictured below, reads: "Mr B. commits to maintaining the utmost secrecy, during and after the completion of his contract, on the work he has done and the information he has had access to". "Their acts are futile and will serve only to strengthen our resolve and determination that democratic means are the only way forward". A five-day annual festival that has run since 1948 had been due to start on Saturday.

Many French taxpayers were aghast.

Meanwhile, the Irish ambassador to France, Geraldine Byrne-Nason, told the BBC she was not in a position to confirm details about individual cases.

"It was such a nice atmosphere before this started", recalled Sanchia Lambert, a tourist from Sweden who had come to visit family in Nice.

"We don't want to go home". "I look forward to working together", she added.

However it is not clear if Islamic State are simply seeking publicity from the attack or whether they are claiming responsibility for an attack they may have directed. "For two and a half years now we have suffered from these attacks".

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